eastern embroidery meets a print of the western desert 🌻 kantha blouse with an ajrakh hand block printed, naturally dyed saree! This saree was purchased from an artisan workshop I visited during my craft research in Ajrakhpur - bought right at the source, after watching the artisans' carve blocks, hand print motifs and create slow made luxury ❤ indigo is made from the indigo flower, the red comes from a herb called madder, and black comes from a dye created using scrap metal iron oxide and jaggery. A lot of herbs, flowers and minerals also play a role as fixative! For my #KanthaKatha
series and @g3vinod
. The recent HEAVENLY posts of @sayssharmi
totally had me in the mood to wear an ajrakh this evening.
Blouse - Borrowed
Saree - Artisan sourced in Ajrakhpur, from the very talented Soyab Khatri of @realhandicraft
Earrings - Tribal Zone, available on my Spoyl store! Link in bio 🌻